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Bear Sighting Puts Radnor Township School on Lockdown

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    Bear Sighting Forces School Lockdown

    Ithan Elementary School in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania was put on lockdown after a bear was spotted in the area Tuesday morning. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016)

    A black bear a little too close for comfort put a Radnor Township elementary school on lockdown Tuesday morning.

    Police said someone spotted the bear near Ithan Elementary School, on Clyde Road in Bryn Mawr, after the school day began. The school went into lockdown as a precaution as police and school security monitored the situation.

    The school is near a heavily wooded area, according to an employee.

    The bear sighting comes on the heels of a few sightings in Chester County over the last couple weeks. Radnor Township is in Delaware County.